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PRA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated 18 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, good work-life balance" (in 101 reviews)

  • "Ample vacation time and work from home privledges begin after 6 months of employment" (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • "PRA tries very hard to ensure work-life balance, but this is still challenging in CRO environment" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Upper management on studies could benefit from being more organized but overall fair management" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Software Quality Engineer 3"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, Great Benefits, Great Management

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything


  2. "A fantastic working atmosphere."

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    Current Employee - In-House Clinical Research Associate in Reading, England
    Current Employee - In-House Clinical Research Associate in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting salary of £25k, great environment in the office, potential opportunity for pay rises as goals are achieved. Very happy with my job!

    Cons

    Can't think of any - very positive.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  3. "Good place to learn and start out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Great learning exposure for industry and broader skills.

    Cons

    Lack of career development and underpaid.


  4. "A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong team bond and support network

    Cons

    Career progression opportunities are difficult to come by


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Undecided"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Manager in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Clinical Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent work life balance, but depending on project.

    Cons

    High workload and feel under appreciated. Typical corporate work, not seen for the 99% great work, but recognised for the 1% bad. Systems overload and not able to be creative.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Unfortunately on completely different wavelengths with functional manager. Such a shame as an understanding and empathic line manager can really increase work productivity.


  6. "Relaxed and friendly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, easy to manage workload, plenty of opportunities to be social.

    Cons

    Salary was lower than desired.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Project analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Analyst in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Senior Project Analyst in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good role in terms of exposure to commercial finance
    Changing environment. Continous learning

    Cons

    Career development
    Lack of support from senior management
    Work life balance not great. Put under a lot of pressure

    Advice to Management

    Provide support to anaylsts.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Project Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Good graduate starting salary, good introduction to working in clinical research, lovely colleagues in the office, flexible hours

    Cons

    High workload, lots of pressure from senior management, constant turnover of staff in the team, training wasn't great, not as many progression opportunities as they say there are


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good training and support but hard to progress/earn more"

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    Current Employee - Project Administrator in Swansea, Wales
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in Swansea, Wales
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PRA Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and work from home

    Cons

    Pay external candidates more than internal


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PRA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start as a CRA great foundation and emphasis on training.

    Cons

    With so many different systems for each task, barely anytime to get work done. Also focussed on pleasing clients needs instead of of putting employee first.